Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 - 8th International Congress on Archaeology, Computer Graphics, Cultural Heritage and Innovation

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LA HISTORIA EN EL PAISAJE: DIFERENTES LUGARES Y ANÁLOGAS REPRESENTACIONES. ANÁLISIS E INTERPRETACIÓN CON LAS NUEVAS TECNOLOGÍAS DE MODELIZACIÓN VIRTUAL
Xosefina Otero, Mercedes Farjas, Manuel Santos

Last modified: 21-09-2016

Abstract


In this paper we present new methods of the documentation and registration of the petroglyphs of the exceptional archaeological site located on Khor Fakkan, emirate of Sharjah, on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates along the Gulf of Oman, and coordinates 24º59'06.06'' N - 56º20'36.70'' E .The engravings on the surface of the serpentine rock fragments, of the Semail ophiolite complex that was generated when the Saudí plate was introduced under the Iran- Zagros, in the Cretaceous, are made with the technique and striped characteristic of the Bronze Age and Iron Age. We conducted the study respecting its conservation without any intervention on them, using the latest technologies available and applying at the same time the methodology of landscape archeology. One of the tools we use to analyze is the tablet EyesMap, a new professional device that allows real-time measurement and 3D modeling of supports. It has two Sony 13 megapixel cameras each, depth sensor, an inertial system and a GNSS system, among other devices. The research focuses on advanced measurement techniques that allow the virtual reconstruction of the archaeological site and details of the petroglyphs and fit them in their original landscape to reproduce the environmental conditions in which the authors of the petroglyphs and their communities lived.

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